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Karen Harned

Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Legal Center

Karen R. Harned serves as executive director of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center. Harned has strong experience fighting for small business. As an associate at Olsson, Frank, and Weeda, P.C., she specialized in food and drug law and represented several small businesses and their trade associations before Congress and federal agencies. She also worked as an assistant press secretary for U.S. Sen. Don Nickles, Okla.

Education
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma, 1989
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1995

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